## Minimum Qualifications
Candidates must be reachable for appointment from the current Civil Service eligible list;
OR for Transfer Opportunity:
Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 2 and be eligible for lateral transfer; OR be in a title deemed appropriate for transfer via Section 70.1 of the Civil Service Law;
In the event that there is not a valid eligible list, candidates who meet the following promotion or open competitive qualifications may be qualified for a provisional appointment:
? Candidates must have one year of permanent service as a Psychologist 1 or as a Psychologist 1 (Spanish Language);
? Candidates must have a master of psychology degree from a regionally accredited college or university psychology degree program which prepares graduates for clinical positions in the field of psychology in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting. Qualifying degree programs must have included coursework in psychological and behavioral assessment, and treatment modalities for psychological and behavioral disorders; AND you must also have three years of supervised post master's degree experience in a clinical, forensic, community mental health, or school setting, where your primary duties were providing psychological services as described below.*
*Qualifying experience for Psychologist 2 must primarily include direct experience with individuals, families, or groups in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program, under the supervision of a doctoral level psychologist, licensed psychologist, licensed physician, licensed psychiatrist, psychiatric nurse practitioner, or licensed clinical social worker (Or in the case of school psychologists with permanent certification from the New York State Education Department, working under the supervision of a school principal or similar administrator).
Primary duties must have included activities such as administering assessments and tests for diagnostic psychological evaluations or completing functional behavior assessments; developing behavior support plans or writing psychological treatment plans; and/or providing psychological counseling and treatment in one or more of the following areas: mental and/or emotional disorders, cognitive disorders, behavioral disorders, intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, alcoholism, addictions, substance abuse disorders, sex offender assessment and treatment, or forensic mental health.
Non-qualifying experience includes but is not limited to, experience in experimental psychology, research psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, health psychology, utilization review, guidance counseling, pastoral counseling, or as a habilitation specialist, or instructor of psychology.
Qualifying degree programs/majors include, but are not limited to the following: clinical psychology, clinical forensic psychology, community psychology, counseling psychology, school psychology, and child psychology.
Non-qualifying master's and doctoral degrees include, but are not limited to the following: education, counseling, clinical counseling, clinical hypnosis, community counseling, educational counseling, forensic counseling, guidance counseling, human relations, marriage and family counseling, professional counseling, rehabilitative counseling, school counseling, student and personnel services, mental health counseling, psychological counseling, pastoral psychology, transpersonal psychology, neuroscience, experimental psychology, industrial psychology, and organizational psychology.
* A doctoral degree in a clinical field of psychology and one year of qualifying experience may be substituted for both the education and experience requirements above.
* A clinical psychology practicum, externship, or fieldwork assignment, that was completed as part of a qualifying master of psychology degree program, may be substituted for one year of the required experience.**
* A certificate of advanced study in a clinical field of psychology or school psychology may be substituted for one year of the required experience.
? ** A practicum, externship, or clinical fieldwork assignment is defined as a direct clinical experience providing psychological services in a hospital, psychiatric hospital, psychiatric clinic, community mental health clinic, correctional facility, intermediate care facility, institutional or school setting, or community based residential and/or day program; and must have been a component of a qualifying master of psychology degree program listed on the official transcript.
Note: If you are appointed provisionally, you must take the next Civil Service examination for this title and your score must be reachable on the resulting eligible list before you can be permanently appointed. If you do not pass the examination or achieve a reachable score, you may not be retained. ## Duties Description
* Participate in statewide forensic advisory and admission committee meetings
* Participate in RST/AROC, Forensic Liaison and Crisis meetings
* Chair High Risk Advisory Committee and informed consent committee meetings
* Assess/evaluate referrals from BITS/DOCCS
* Serve as liaison between courts and community programs to facilitate service acquisition for individuals
* Provide case management and oversight of individuals who have been remanded to OPWDD and/or considered High Risk by maintaining close contact with MSC/COO, agencies, and clinicians.
* Prepare and present to SFAC/SAC as needed
* Provide training and oversight to voluntary agencies for Risk Assessment evaluations and Management plan implementation as needed
* Attend meetings for High Risk/High Priority individuals with voluntary agencies and hospitals
* Assist State Operated psychologists with the creation of Risk Management plans
* Conduct Risk Assessments and prepare reports in a timely manner
* Review and provide feedback on preliminary behavior support plans and preliminary adult service plans for aging out individuals returning to Long Island
* Attend meetings with agencies regarding their preliminary BSPs and adult service plans to discuss recommendations
* Assess and evaluate aging out individuals in their current residential school in preparation of returning to Long Island for adult placement
* Maintain forensic files database, case notes, and all other documentation related to Forensic/High Risk individuals, including a tracker with HR attendance dates and scheduled meetings.
* Provide information to the courts and attorneys pertaining to an individuals' treatment and advise on housing options for forensic and/or prospective forensic individuals.
* Collaborates with other districts when coordinating out-of-district placement to ensure proper planning, notification and continuity of care.
* Attends all court hearings and discusses alternative dispositions at hearings.
* Organize and schedule high risk meetings
* Ensure documentation of all individual contact and community agency contact
* Research and obtain old/missing data/information for BITS cases
* Maintain and send out HRAC meeting minutes
* Develop policies and procedures for the unit and train agencies/DDRO staff as required.
* Provides monthly reports to Principal Psychologist/Licensed Psychologist/designee
* Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards. ## Additional Comments
If you are employed by state government, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). The PSLF Program forgives the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments have been made under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer. For more information on PSLF, please visit www.studentAid.gov/publicservice.
Employees on long term leave can bid on positions but must be able to report to work within fourteen (14) days and be able to perform the essential functions of their positions with or without reasonable accommodation (RA). If an employee believes that he or she needs a reasonable accommodation, they should contact the NYS OPWDD Workforce and Talent Management Central Office (518) ###-#### or Email at ...@opwdd.ny.gov to obtain information and RA forms.
For CSEA positions: Local Bidding Agreements will be honored.
Preference will be given to OPWDD employees impacted by closures. If you are being impacted by closure, please indicate this on your resume/cover letter.
In order to be eligible for appointment and to maintain employment, you cannot be listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of the Federal and/or State Medicaid and Medicare exclusion lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program). If you are appointed and subsequently listed as an excluded individual or entity on any of these lists (or excluded from any other Federal or Federally assisted program), you may be terminated from your employment.
OPWDD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. ## Notes on Applying
Submit cover letter and r?sum? by March 18, 2019.
PLEASE REFERENCE THE ABOVE EOA#2019-43 IN ALL CORRESPONDENCE.
*Date Posted:* 03/04/19
*Applications Due:* 03/18/19
*Vacancy ID:* 64784
*Agency:* People With Developmental Disabilities, Office for
*Title:* Psychologist 2 - EOA #2019-43
*Occupational Category:* Health Care, Human/Social Services
*Salary Grade:* 23
*Bargaining Unit:* PS&T; - Professional, Scientific, and Technical (PEF)
*Salary Range:* From $73284 to $92693 Annually
*Employment Type:* Full-Time
*Appointment Type:* Permanent
*Jurisdictional Class:* Competitive Class
*Travel Percentage:* 0%
*Hours Per Week:* 40
*From:* 8 AM
*To:* 4:30 PM
*Flextime allowed?:* No
*Mandatory overtime?:* No
*Compressed workweek allowed?:* No
*Telecommuting allowed?:* No
*Zip Code:* 11725
*Name:* Long Island OPWDD Human Resources - Victoria Cisek
*Email Address:* ...@opwdd.ny.gov
*Street Address:* 415-A Oser Avenue
*Street:* 45 Mall Drive, Suite #1
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